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1. Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Actor, Gladiator Born in New Zealand, Russell has made his home in Australia since he was a small child. The son of movie set caterers, Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first, Romper Stomper, gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries...
2. Manu Bennett Manu Bennett Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent. Of Maori descent and born in Auckland, New Zealand to a singer and a fashion model, Manu's family relocated to Australia soon after his birth...
3. Callan Mulvey Callan Mulvey Actor, 300: Rise of an Empire
4. Lucy Lawless Lucy Lawless Actress, Spider-Man New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as Xena the Warrior Princess. Lucy is married to producer Robert Gerard Tapert and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
5. Karl Urban Karl Urban Actor, Dredd Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
6. Jemaine Clement Jemaine Clement Soundtrack, Rio Jemaine Clement was born and raised in New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is a Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed comedy troupes So You're a Man and The Humourbeasts...
7. Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Producer, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
8. Melanie Lynskey Melanie Lynskey Actress, Up in the Air At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures, scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control...
9. Alice Englert Alice Englert Actress, Beautiful Creatures Alice Allegra Englert was born in New Zealand. Her father is film-maker Colin Englert and she has a young half-brother named Gabriel. She made her screen debut in the short films Listen (2001) by Paula Maling and The Water Diary, written and directed by Englert's mother, Academy Award-winner Jane Campion...
10. Jay Ryan Jay Ryan Actor, Pilot Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior Princess" with Lucy Lawless...
11. Marton Csokas Marton Csokas Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Marton Csokas was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa, New Zealand. He is a citizen of the European Union, Hungary, and is a permanent resident of the United States. His academic training began at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, where he commenced a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Art History...
12. Rose McIver Rose McIver Actress, The Lovely Bones
13. Charlotte Dawson Charlotte Dawson Self, And Australia's Next Top Model Is... Charlotte Dawson was born in New Zealand. She left New Zealand at age 16 to model in Europe and New York. After about ten years of modeling she moved to Australia, where she worked in television and in the fashion industry. In 2002 she returned to Auckland, where she worked on shows How's Life, Getaway and Charlotte's Lists. Since 2007 she has been a judge on Australia's Next Top Model.
14. Dean O'Gorman Dean O'Gorman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
15. Bret McKenzie Bret McKenzie Soundtrack, The Muppets
16. Martin Henderson Martin Henderson Actor, The Ring Martin was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He began acting when he was age 13, appearing in Strangers, a local television production. He attended Westlake Boys High School and Birkenhead Primary. He starred in the drama Shortland Street, where he played the character of "Stuart Neilson" from 1992 to 1995...
17. Antony Starr Antony Starr Actor, The World's Fastest Indian
18. Zoë Bell Zoë Bell Stunts, Inglourious Basterds New Zealand native Zoe Bell has a background in gymnastics and martial arts. She began working as a stunt woman when she doubled Lucy Lawless on the cult favorite TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. After the cancellation of the show, Bell's next gig was as stunt double for Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2...
19. Rhys Darby Rhys Darby Actor, Yes Man
20. Keith Urban Keith Urban Soundtrack, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
21. Anna Hutchison Anna Hutchison Actress, The Cabin in the Woods
22. Cliff Curtis Cliff Curtis Actor, Live Free or Die Hard Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. Of New Zealand Maori descent (Ngati Hauiti, Te Arawa). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano. Subsequent roles in New Zealand include the camp melodrama Desperate Remedies...
23. Gina Bellman Gina Bellman Actress, Silent Trigger
24. Alan Dale Alan Dale Actor, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours, played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C., featured on Lost and has a long list of recurring roles...
25. Kerry Fox Kerry Fox Actress, Shallow Grave
26. Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Writer, Love Actually
27. Grant Bowler Grant Bowler Actor, Killer Elite
28. Emma Lahana Emma Lahana Actress, Dear Mr. Gacy Emma Kate Lahana was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 27 June 1984. She became involved in the arts at a very young age doing ballet and broadened her dancing to jazz, tap and modern styles. She also learnt to play the violin but once in high school became involved in drama as well as singing. It was here that she auditioned for a long-running New Zealand TV soap...
29. Sala Baker Sala Baker Stunts, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
30. Temuera Morrison Temuera Morrison Actor, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
31. Lorde Lorde Soundtrack, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
32. Andrew Niccol Andrew Niccol Writer, In Time New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
33. Megan Franich Megan Franich Actress, 30 Days of Night Actress, artist, and musician Megan Franich was born and raised in New Zealand. Megan learned her first guitar chords from a friend while sitting on her porch steps in Faraday Street in Napier, New Zealand. The first song Franich learned was "My Girl" by Kristin Hersh. Megan studied at the Victoria University of Wellington...
34. Bruce Spence Bruce Spence Actor, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
35. Lawrence Makoare Lawrence Makoare Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
36. Mark Hadlow Mark Hadlow Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director - Mark Hadlow is one of New Zealand's most prominent actors and entertainers. He is driven by a passion for performance: 130 plays, musical theatre, dozens of film appearances, television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands. Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit will be Mark's third Peter Jackson movie...
37. Jane Campion Jane Campion Writer, The Piano Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early 1980s...
38. Danielle Cormack Danielle Cormack Actress, The Price of Milk Danielle Cormack is a leading light in contemporary New Zealand cinema, having made the transition to the big screen after a successful career in television. Appearances in soap operas in her native country led to her becoming a household name, but Cormack chose to leave behind the security of an ongoing role and...
39. Kieren Hutchison Kieren Hutchison Actor, Flower Girl
40. Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter Self, Ford Supermodel of the World
41. Martin Campbell Martin Campbell Director, Casino Royale Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
42. Andrew Dominik Andrew Dominik Director, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
43. Rebecca Gibney Rebecca Gibney Actress, Mental Rebecca Gibney was born in New Zealand on December 14, 1964. At 19 she crossed the Tasman-sea and she is now one of Australia's most appreciated actresses. Before she decided to go into acting she worked as a model and had small jobs in New Zealand. Her break-through came in Australia with her role...
44. Robyn Malcolm Robyn Malcolm Actress, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
45. Pamela Stephenson Pamela Stephenson Actress, Superman III
46. Fran Walsh Fran Walsh Writer, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
47. Anna-Louise Plowman Anna-Louise Plowman Actress, Shanghai Knights Anna-Louise Plowman is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Lecoq School in Paris. Originally from New Zealand, she has worked in theatre, film & television in London, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Dublin, Sydney & Paris.
48. Joel Tobeck Joel Tobeck Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Born into an acting family in Auckland, New Zealand, Joel made his first stage appearance with his mother, Liddy Holloway, at age 5. With his solid grounding in theatre, he has appeared in many stage productions, covering all genres from Shakespeare to Musical Theatre. His nearly two dozen film appearances...
49. Michelle Ang Michelle Ang Actress, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe". She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other Secrets", and was nominated for a Logie for her role in "Neighbours"...
50. Sarah McLeod Sarah McLeod Actress, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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